Yep, I’m guilty of these productivity sins
I recently ran across a post that talks about 5 productivity sins with regards to blogging. I’d have to say it was a pretty good read and I’m guilty of most of them, 4 out of 5 to be exact.
Checking Stats: Guilty! While I don’t really check for this blog, I do manage a different blog and two website forums. I’m constantly checking the Analytics and Adsense for those sites even though the Analytics only updates once a day.
Blog Commenting: Guilty! I’m horrible at either not commenting enough on other posts that I enjoyed reading, and double guilty for not sending people back to a similar post I may have (which is not many at the moment). I tend to simply put in a link directly to my homepage instead of a related post.
Social Media: Guilty! I tend to spend to much time checking Facebook and Twitter on my personal accounts when I should be brainstorming or typing up a post for this blog I’d like to get going.
Emails: Finally, not guilty! This is probably because I don’t get that many emails throughout the day anyways so there really is no way for me at the moment to be guilty of this.
Design Tweaks: Guilty! I’m constantly playing around with the design of this site, tweaking this and tweaking that. I guess I’m being too critical of myself when it comes to the design and I can’t just leave it alone.
In the end, after thinking about these productivity sins, I really need to change my act. I gotta spend more time brainstorming ideas and turning those ideas into posts people may want to read. Maybe this is one of the reasons I was never a scholar when it came to English back in the school days. I don’t spend enough time concentrating on my writing. From here on out, I will try my best to alleviate myself of these issues and get to posting to good, interesting topics.
I’m actually only guilty of one, checking my stats, but even so it doesn’t take me all that long.
I do get a lot of emails but I have a program that automatically deletes the spam and as to the rest I don’t think it hurts my productivity as it’s important I check them because some of them lead to money opportunities.
Since I’ve written this post, I have gotten much better. I still check my stats regularly throughout the day, but it’s easy since it’s the first thing I see when I log into the wordpress dashboard. But for everything else, it’s not longer a problem.
Thanks for the comment!
I really dig the comments design, John!
I’m pretty guilty of just throwing in the URL of the front page of a blog rather than a specific post when commenting on other blogs … thanks for calling me on it! Haha 😀
Thanks for the kind words about the commenting design!
And what a relief it is to hear I’m not the only one who’s guilty of taking the easy way out in terms of linking back to myself in a blog post.
Commenting on blogs is something I think you have to be in the habit of doing. I’ve tried to do it so many times, but I get too caught up in writing new posts! I have several blogs so they require quite a lot of content to keep them all fresh.
Thanks for the submission to Spam Comment, by the way. 🙂
No problem. I been trying more and more to get into the habit of commenting on posts. It’s a lot of work!
But that habit is what led me to your spam comment blog, so it looks like that commenting really does work. I never would have found your spam comment blog without commenting and reading others comments.
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